["The Expedition of Humphry Clinker"; "Burdock refiting the surgeon's attempt to trepan him."]

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Etching and engraving print from page 216 of Charles Grignion I's "The Expedition of Humphry Clinker"; "Burdock refiting the surgeon's attempt to trepan him.". The print includes an oval framing the scene with characteristic flourishes of ivy vines surrounding a plaque with the title information. The main figure in the image appears standing on his bed angrily confronting a flustered doctor to a room of terrified onlookers. The print was part of a copy of the picaresque novel "The Expedition of Humphry Clinker" by Tobias Smollett.

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1 art print : etching and engraving, b&w ; 12 x 7 cm.

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Grignion, Charles the Elder [1695..1800].

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This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Jeane Dixon and Emerich P. Korecz Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 15 times. More information about this work can be viewed below.

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Etching and engraving print from page 216 of Charles Grignion I's "The Expedition of Humphry Clinker"; "Burdock refiting the surgeon's attempt to trepan him.". The print includes an oval framing the scene with characteristic flourishes of ivy vines surrounding a plaque with the title information. The main figure in the image appears standing on his bed angrily confronting a flustered doctor to a room of terrified onlookers. The print was part of a copy of the picaresque novel "The Expedition of Humphry Clinker" by Tobias Smollett.

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1 art print : etching and engraving, b&w ; 12 x 7 cm.

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Charles Grignion the Elder was a British engraver and draughtsman. Grignion was born in London in 1721 to Huguenot refugees. He was a prolific historical engraver and book illustrator till his death in 1810.

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, published in London on 17 June 1771.

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  • Preferred Citation: Jeane Dixon and Emerich P. Korecz Collection (AR0133), University of North Texas Special Collections

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  • [1695..1800]

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  • Nov. 1, 2022, 9:30 p.m.

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  • Nov. 16, 2022, 6:04 p.m.

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Grignion, Charles the Elder. ["The Expedition of Humphry Clinker"; "Burdock refiting the surgeon's attempt to trepan him."], artwork, [1695..1800]; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2016467/: accessed April 21, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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